Helen Hutcheon

Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

Helen Hutcheon did her cadetship on a shipping magazine and worked in P&O’s Sydney office for seven years as a public relations journalist.

For 19 years she was deputy editor of Travel Week, which was Australia’s leading trade newspaper that covered major local and international industry events.

In 2008 the late legendary Rama Rebbapragada presented her with an award from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ‘in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cruising industry.’

In 2010 she won the Neil Frazer Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the cruise industry,’ elevating her to CLIA Australasia’s hall of fame.

She has been the Australasia correspondent for Seatrade Cruise Review since 1997 and for Seatrade Insider (now Seatrade Cruise News) since its launch in 2000.

Michael Goh: Explorer Dream to homeport in Sydney again in 20/21

September 7, 2019

Following its 2019/20 season in Australia from October until March next year, Explorer Dream will return to Australia and New Zealand in 20/21, Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises and head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines, announced in Geelong during ACA 2019. Read More

Silversea’s Adam Armstrong: Sydney is the ‘holy grail’

September 7, 2019

Sydney is the key to the success of cruising in the region and it is ‘frustrating’ that talks are still going on about a second terminal on the eastern side of the Harbour Bridge, Adam Armstrong, Silversea’s SVP and MD Australia and New Zealand, said in his keynote address at ACA 2019. Read More

Windstar outlines plans for Australasia at ACA 2019

September 7, 2019

‘Our guests don’t say “I want to go on a cruise,” they say “I want to go to Australia,” Windstar Cruises’ product manager for Australia and New Zealand Melissa Witsoe told delegates at the 2019 annual conference of the Australian Cruise Association in Geelong. Read More

Adam Goldstein: We need to be better storytellers

August 25, 2019

Adam Goldstein, CLIA Global chairman and vice chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., used his keynote address at the New Zealand Cruise Association’s 2019 annual conference in Auckland to talk about the industry’s commitment to sustainability. Read More

New 2021 itineraries for Tahiti’s Aranui 5

August 8, 2019

The custom-built passenger-freighter Aranui 5, which made her maiden voyage from Papeete in December 2015 to coincide with the Marquesas Art Festival, will visit Fatu Hiva for the biennial Art & Culture Festival in December 2021. Read More

Major reshuffle at NCLH Asia Pacific

August 1, 2019

A reshuffle at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd Asia Pacific has seen the departure of Steve McLaughlin, VP sales Australia and New Zealand for Oceania Cruises, and other changes. Read More

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